342 Talking infrastructure bills, deregulation, and railroads with analyst Marc Scribner

On this week’s conversation, Paul talks to Marc Scribner. Marc is a Senior Transportation Policy Analyst with the Reason Foundation, a free-market think tank.

Marc and Paul discuss the ongoing debate in Washington over various “infrastructure” bills. They discuss infrastructure and transportation more broadly and how it is funded. Finally, they discuss a new policy brief Marc wrote about America’s freight railroads in which he discusses their tremendous economic impact (including in New Mexico), the fact that these railroads build and maintain their own infrastructure, the Staggers Act which deregulated freight rail 40 years ago, and the Biden Administration’s efforts to reimpose regulation on America’s freight rail network.